Investigators find more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop
(KGBT) -- Investigators found more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana Wednesday, when they stopped a tractor-trailer in Texas near the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.
A deputy stopped the tractor-trailer near the intersection of El Cibolo Road and U.S. 281, according to a news release from the Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office.
After a K-9 alerted to the trailer, investigators conducted a search. They found wooden crates packed with 3,051 pounds of marijuana.
Agents with the Hidalgo County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force arrested the driver, 55-year-old Alfredo Mejia-Martinez of Lopeño, and seized the marijuana.
U.S. Border Patrol, the Sheriff's Office, the Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Constable's Office and the Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Constable's Office assisted with the marijuana bust.
Mejia is charged with possession of more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana, a first-degree felony.
Court records don't list an attorney for Mejia, who remains at the Hidalgo County jail and couldn't be reached for comment.